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The Fountain Head

| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
+44 1297 680359
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
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Reviewed today

The food here was great, if a little pricey. Service mediocre. Other reviewers praise the authenticity of the pub, but it really could do with a clean. The toilets were especially interesting, reminding one of Grandma's coal shed in the 50s. Hanging baskets dead, outside...More

Thank Chameleona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a week in branscombe and this pub was one of our highlights. The food was good, not exceptional but it is a proper old style Devon pub, with a lovely outdoor area and a variety of local ales. The staff were excellent.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking miles on the coast path, passing two other places to eat, we stopped here (it having been recommended). Unfortunately they had stopped serving food just 15 mins earlier (at 2pm). Ok; our fault for not checking, but the bar man and the landlady...More

3  Thank barngirl_11
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Proper Devon pub, fish and chips was delicious and good selection of beer. The guy at the counter was really friendly and helpful. Will go back for sure when in the area next.

2  Thank Elena R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A varied and very interesting menu. Delicious food, beautifully presented by attentive staff. We had a lovely evening at The Fountain Head, all the food beautifully presented and totally delicious. All homemade. Refreshing to have a small menu. 10 out of 10!!!

2  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 30 July 2017

went there on a saturday night because we were told at the Mason Arms it was fully booked i liked the quirky charm and the fact is was small and the customers were odd William Shakespeare would have loved observing them the food was an...More

1  Thank john c
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It has been a while since I last visited the place but it remains a fantastic old pub, kept the way pubs should be. We enjoyed well kept beer and a decent ploughman's whilst hiding from the rain. Good value and in an idyllic setting

2  Thank Jez T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were staying locally and as it was within walking distance decided to give it a try. What a great little pub. It was very busy and turning quite a few tables, which for a Thursday night in a little village is good to see....More

1  Thank Jacqui W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went for, and got, an excellent light lunch. Prompt service although busy (it was a Saturday). Relatively small car park so plan on getting there early, or on foot,. after quite a long drive up a narrow lane. But, well worth the effort. We overshot...More

1  Thank voiceman2015
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were camping nearby and visited on two occasions. The food was brilliant we had two fish n chips and a lasagne. We will definitely return again.

1  Thank tracey t
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Lin S
24 March 2017|
Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
16th -18th June
24 October 2016|
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Response from Thefountain1 | Property representative |
Absolutely it's dog friendly they are allowed anywhere in the pub, and you can even treat your dog to a bag of Bickies from the bar while you treat yourself To a pint and some grub if you wish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Located at the western 'Street' end, Branscombe EX12 3BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680359
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